Note: Today is the day folks have been waiting for as the arbitrator ruling between the Jets and Jacob Trouba is expected this afternoon. Of course the two sides can continue to negotiate while they wait for the ruling so in theory there could still be an announcement of a long-term deal. If not you can expect a one-year deal. Update: The arbitrator has awarded Trouba a 5.5 million dollar deal for next season. Jets have 48 hours to accept it and if they don’t then Trouba becomes a free agent. They will of course accept the deal which puts Trouba on a one-year deal for 5.5 million and means he will be an RFA again next season.
Sportsnet: Trouba arbitration hearing with Jets was ‘marathon affair’. Will be curious to see how contentious (if at all) the meeting between the two sides got.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: Jacob Trouba and the Jets going to arbitration and what it means moving forward. Adam Lowry and the Jets avoiding arbitration and what role he can play with Winnipeg. Artemi Panarin’s deadline for signing a contract in Columbus and what corresponding move might be in play by the Blue Jackets. Habs not negotiating a contrat extension with Max Pacioretty. A look at some of the remaining UFAs in the NHL who could still ink a deal.
Guests: Jim Cerny (Managing editor of Sporting News Canada). Dave Jamieson (TSN 1260 Edmonton). Chris Mason (former NHL goalie, current Preds TV analyst).
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